COP27 fails to accelerate GHG emissions reduction

The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) finished on 18 November, but the agreement was not signed until the very last moments of the summit on 20 November 2022. The final text of...

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Fatalities drop in Ireland during 2021

Fatalities in Ireland during 2021 are the lowest ever recorded since the foundation of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) in 1989.

The HSA Annual Review of Workpl...

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EU adopts new CSR Directive

The EU has adopted its proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSR) Directive which aims to make businesses more accountable as regards their social and environmental impact.


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Update on Cedrec training courses

We've been running a series of our Environment and Safety Recharge courses over the last few months - sessions that top up your legislation knowledge in just a few hours - and we're over the moon w...

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Royal British Legion set to make Eco-friendly poppies

In coming years, traditional Remembrance Day poppies will be changed to have a stem made from a new biodegradable material, rather than plastic to ensure "minimal impact on the environment".

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Electric vehicle charging points needed across the north

If the north of England is to meet decarbonisation targets then 470 electric vehicle-charging points a week need to be installed until 2025. This would then have to continue to grow, with 620 insta...

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Quarry extension refused because of potential harm to AONB

Aggregate Industries UK Limited has had a plan to extend their Chard Junction Quarry in Dorset refused following a planning appeal.

The company wanted to extend the existing quarry and oper...

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Contractor and director fined over fire failings

A building contractor has been fined £600,000 and its director fined £4,200 and ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work, following a repeated failure to manage the risk of fire dur...

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Government breaches its "World-leading" Environment Act

The Government has breached its own legislation, after missing a deadline to introduce new legally binding targets for air quality, water health, nature, and waste management set under the "World-l...

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Thinktank claim UK methane emissions could be cut by 40% by 2030

Thinktank Green Alliance have claimed that the UK could cut methane emissions by more than 40% by 2030 if the government adopted appropriate measures.

The government has made pledges i...

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UK begins talks on plastic pollution to inform Treaty negotiations

Plastic pollution is becoming a major environmental issue. The prevalence of plastic waste in oceans, freshwater and on land is a concern. Considering that recent research has found microplastics p...

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SEAI launch Home Energy Plan

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have launched a new energy plan to help people "take control of energy use this winter".

The Home Energy Plan aims...

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Remember, remember, Cedrec's safety and environment tips, on the 5th of November...

Guy Fawkes' Night is a night enjoyed by many, but the night can be hazardous both from a safety and environmental perspective.

Fireworks and the environment


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Green belt golf course to go ahead after appeal

Following an appeal, a large-scale development in Bolton has been approved despite the fact that it could harm the green belt.

Peel L&P Investments (North) Limited was given approval in...

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EU proposes new stricter rules to combat air and water pollution

On 26 October 2022, the European Commission produced a proposal for stricter rules on ambient air, surface and groundwater pollution, as well as, to implement extra measures...

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